Jag Blog

STi Shoot

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With my usual shoots for either Guide de L'auto, Propulsion , Toyz Auto Art..etc that take place during the daytime, I don't really have the time to do photoshoots for regular clients. The main reason is that with the amount of events that I shoot on a weekly basis it is hard to find the time to set up, shoot and edit the photos. 

How ever I do try and book a few every season so that I can try new things or use techniques that I cant during other shoots.  So I jumped on the opportunity when none other then Massimo of SoClean asked me to shoot his STi. 

I was excited to shoot his car since it was Autoflexed a crazy chameleon color that I knew would be awesome looking when using flash.

 

Day of the shoot we ( me and my trusty assistant Gary ) met Massimo in Montreal and headed off to the first spot. 

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First spot was a place I had done a shoot at  years ago but had then been used as a storage lot for construction equipment  so was off limits. While driving home one day from a shoot with Toyz Auto Art I saw that the parking was now vaccant again and I knew I had to get a shoot done here again. 

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I set up my two Alien Bee 800 flash's and got to work! 

 You can see me in the corner testing my lights.

You can see me in the corner testing my lights.

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This spot was fun because it actually let me have two different backgrounds all in one.

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At this location I took the time to get the detail shots done. 

 I often like to stand back and include some foreground element into the photos. 

I often like to stand back and include some foreground element into the photos. 

 An other example of foreground elements. Nothing but an old tire can sometimes make a shot more dynamic. 

An other example of foreground elements. Nothing but an old tire can sometimes make a shot more dynamic. 

I had pretty much all I needed from this spot so I packed up my stuff and we headed to the next spot. The next spot was chosen for one main reason....Doing Rig Shots! But before pulling out the rig I still wanted to fire off some stills .

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 Love how these pics came out!  Its awesome how the colour of the car changes depending how the flash would hit or how I was standing. 

Love how these pics came out!  Its awesome how the colour of the car changes depending how the flash would hit or how I was standing. 

Now it was time to whip out my pole! ( yes I know how that sounds..lol ) 

 Sometimes you just gotta lay down in a dirty parking lot to get the shot.

Sometimes you just gotta lay down in a dirty parking lot to get the shot.

Setting up rig shots is a pretty time consuming process. Making sure the rig is on properly and that your framing is perfect is what takes the most time..The other is editing but the actually picture part of it is pretty quick. 

For this shot I wanted a low angle. Since the car was on bags we had to find out what height was the lowest the car could go and still be able to roll

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Super happy with the results of this shot. I like how you can see the mud flap scrapping the ground. I still wanted to get one more rig shot so we pulled off the poll and reset. 

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For this shot I wanted a higher angle.. Usually Iwould just mount the rig on the roof or sun roof BUT I had worries of putting my suction cups straight on the roof of the car since the car was dipped. Last thing I wanted was to peel all the dip off the roof... But Massimo was like just go for it!  So thats what we did! 

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To Include a bit of dimension to this shot I started the shot with my camera almost touching that pillar. I like how it gave a extra swooping motion to the shot.  With that shot done it was time to call it a wrap! 

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I am super happy with the shoot! From start to finish I had a great time shooting and editing the photos. Thanks again to Massimo for getting me to shoot his car in the first place and thanks again to my friend Gary for always helping me with my pole. ( yes I know how that sounds )